Ideas to get your kids excited about the Olympics!

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Summer Olympics 2016 are starting Saturday. What a great opportunity to get your kids interesting in sports! I remember the 1996 Olympics and the magnificent 7 gymnasts. I thought it was amazing the flips they could pull off while spinning through the air.

Magnificent7So why not throw a kick off party to really amp up the enthusiasm?

olympic-foodHere are a few fun Olympic themed foods.

olympic-food2Golden torches, barbells and tiny pretzel swimmers; the kids will love it!

backyard-olympicsCreate your own backyard Olympics with obstacle courses with pool noodles, ball or javelin throws, ring toss with paper towel rolls and low balance beams. map-the-olympicsHave your kids make flags to represent the different nations competing. Pin them on a cork backed map. What a great way to educate on diversity and having a bigger world vision!

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Make your kids feel like an Olympian by documenting their medal status in chalk.

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These pretzels are easy enough to include the whole family in the making.

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If you're kids are looking for a few more facts about the Olympics these books are full of helpful information.

What are the Summer Olympics?

Great moments in the Summer Olympics

G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet

Have fun and go for the gold!

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